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Water damaged iPod touch

I have an iPod Touch that has apparently been damaged by water through the headhone/earbud port. I can get it to turn on, but the screen no longer responds to my finger to control it. I can't even move the "slider" to unlock it or key in my passcode. I have tried restoring it several times using I-Tunes with no luck. I have also tried putting it in a container (ports down) of rice and left it in there for over 24 hrs. I've tried this twice. I've had it plugged in to the USB port of my computer for several days now, but it still doesn't work. Do you think this is a problem with a damaged LCD screen or is it more likely to be a different electronic part which might be difficult to troubleshoot. If you think replacing the LCD screen would fix it, I would be willing to break it down and replace it with a new one myself. If you think I'll have to send it to Apple or someone else to repair, it will probably be too costly and take a long time.

Please respond ASAP because I have really miss having it.

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it is possible that the connector of the front panel is shorted and thats why the touchscreen does not work

the only way to find out is to disassemble it

here is the guide for that operation

if there is some white stuff inside thoe phone, clean it carefully with rubbing alcohol

if that wont work, i would guess that your front assembly is defective and needs to be replaced - you can buy the part here

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The best solution I have heard for fixing anything electronic with water damage is to put the object in a bowl buried in raw rice. cling film the bowl, and put it in the sun for a while. The water will be drawn out of the electronic device and absorbed by the rice. try to dismantle the device into as many parts as possible to speed up the operation

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sure - that will remove the water from the device - but not the damage the is done - the parts "corrosion" is pretty fast and an hour after the fluid incident it's to late - cleaning is the only solution that really could stop this process

i repaired hundrets of phones - many of the with some kind of fluid damage - i use a special pcb cleaner - but high graded rubbing alcohol will do that job too

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I completely agree Markus, anything that was in the water will now be in the device, I mentioned it more for people reading the thread to be able to find out tabout it as a technique as it doesnt seem such a common place method for drying out electonics. The device mentioned here will need a bit more.

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understood - but my rice is far to expensive to contaminate it with any electronic device ;-)

hmm - i love tilda rice

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this happened to me and i dried my iPod touch with a hair blower and after 2 days all the water dried and it worked well exept for the earbud port ... but still it depends

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My mom dropped hers in water and i put it in a bowl of rice for a week. when you turned it on only the apple logo showed no slide bar at the bottom. we tried pressing the on and home button but nothing worked. then i held down the home button and plugged in the usb port then the screen changed to the sync screen and did a compplete reboot and though i had to down load everything on it, it was worth it.

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i dropped my iPod touch 1st gen in water awhile ago put it rice and the screen is dimmer and WiFi does not work any tips to help fix this would be great. hope its a simple fix that's not too expensive.

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I dropped my iPod (gen 2) into the tub when I was washing my dog. It didn't get submerged in water, though, just a little wet. It worked for a while, but after a few hours, it would lock its self. Every time I unlock it, it would show a slider that said 'Slide to power off'. When I hit the cancel button, it would just lock again. I put the iPod in rice for 24 hours, and even factory reset the whole thing, but nothing has worked. What should I do?

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Put it in a bowl of 99% alcohol and swish it around. After a few seconds, let it dry for about 15-30 minutes and it should be working.

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how are you going to clean the inside (logic board and connectors) to avoid corrosion? What about the battery?

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